The Re-Designed Strategos
Strategos meant military general to the ancient Greeks. Own. The. Battlefield. This one will definitely allow you to lead your troops to glory in any game you can throw at it.
We start the configuration for this model with the GeForce RTX 3080 - the New Gen sweetness. Any game on the market, it’s ready to provide full 4K immersion without breaking a sweat. 8704 CUDA Cores and 10GB of GDDR6X VRAM has us sweating for sure!
We paired this GPU with a motherboard that will provide more than enough backbone for all the hardware - the awesome MSI MEG Z490 Unify. This one gives you absolutely bulletproof motherboard features all the way around - top shelf VRM, heatsinks, capacitors, and of course WiFi 6 (250% faster than WiFi 5). You also get access to MSI's amazing Dragon Center with this one so you're always up to date with the latest drivers and firmware with just a couple clicks.
Then we added 32 GB of super fast performance RGB DDR4 RAM at 3600MHz speeds. None of that 10ms first word latency here - we go for sub 9ms kits only. And of course you need a Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2-2280 NVMe SSD. So we reach for the top shelf again and grab a 2TB version.
For this rig, we’ve opted for the absolutely amazing Fractal Design Meshify 2 case. This one's got stealth technology all over it. The quality of design and construction is this one is truly remarkable and results in a very quiet PC with excellent airflow. We make use of the super smart Fractal Design Celsius+ S36 Dynamic X2 liquid CPU cooler for this one as well. It's got a big-time, 360mm radiator with plenty of liquid flow rate to keep the CPU icy and zipping along.
Did someone say CPU? How about an Intel Core i9-10900K? Yessss. This chip is the top of the pile for gaming. With boost clock speeds up to 5.3 GHz, no other mainstream CPU can touch this one for single-core clock speed. Even the newest AMD chips (if you can find one) can't catch up to this one's benchmarks in Flight Simulator 2020 and other blockbuster titles.
We power the entire system with an ultra-efficient 80-plus platinum rated, retail version unit from a top-shelf brand: Corsair, EVGA, or Seasonic.
Stock cables would be a tragedy for such a beautiful machine, so we add some custom cable extensions - it would be wrong not to.
The Strategos comes with Windows 10 Pro 64-bit edition installed and updated.
The Strategos - Specs
CPU - Intel Core i9-10900K
CPU Cooler - Fractal Design Celsius+ S36 Dynamic X2
Motherboard - MSI MEG Z490 Unify
GPU - GeForce RTX 3080 (aftermarket version: EVGA, ASUS, MSI, etc.)
RAM - 32 GB performance RGB DDR4 3600 (sub 9ms first word latency)
SSD - 2TB Samsung 970 Evo Plus PCIe based M.2-2280 NVMe
HDD - 2TB Seagate BarraCuda Compute 7200RPM
Operating System - Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Power Supply Unit - 1000-watt 80-Plus Platinum rated, fully modular, retail version (EVGA, Seasonic, or Corsair only)
Chassis - Fractal Design Meshify 2
Extras - Custom Cable Extensions
Warranty: Lifetime Parts and Service
Build Your Own Estimate: $2949 + tax (https://pcpartpicker.com/list/hcH6y4) without cable extensions
Alexander PCs All-In Price Including Shipping and Lifetime Warranty: $3479